Tuesday, 29 April 2014

One of 'those' words

There are always going to be some words that children pick up no matter whether you intentionally want them to or not.

A simple walk home from school and Alyssa found a feather. She promptly stuck it in her hair....as you do. Another 5 minutes later and she saw another and gave that to Harvey.

"Here you go Harvey, we can both be lesbians now!"

Think you mean Indians Alyssa, Indians.




 Obviously my little chat with her a while ago hadn't really worked after this classic of a conversation to a friend's baby girl. 

Alyssa to baby "You look like a lesbian." very cutely said in a sing-song tone 

Erm....Alyssa. Where have you heard that?

"It was on CBeebies"

Erm.......WHAT!? Describe what they said

"Well it began with an L."

.....Ah! You misheard them.They said leprechaun....leprechaun. 

That evening we discussed that 'lesbian' isn't really appropriate word to be using to describe little girls. She asked what it meant so I explained it was when two women loved each other. 

"Well I love her!...and I love you. We are all lesbians."

Good point. My explanation had flaws in it. 

Take 2. Ok, well it's when they really love each other so that they want to be girlfriend and girlfriend or a Mummy and a Mummy.


I had thought she had understood but obviously not. How do other parents deal with these kind of situations? She is only 6 and growing up so fast that I don't want to be bombarding her with explanations of every little word. 

 I'd love to hear some advice!







39 comments:

  1. HILARIOUS , your kids are so funny x

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    1. It was one of those moments where I started laughing to myself out on the street.

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  2. Haha! This really made me chuckle! I love how children mistake words for others!

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  3. aw bless, some times its aceptable to hear them hear things like this they dont fully understand it and dont mean the words they say xx

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  4. Eek! Love the innocence of children! Maybe say it's a word used to describe two GROWN UP women who are in love? Children who love each other are called friends :)

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    1. Great advice! Two simple words that I need to add in. Thank you

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  5. LOL that is brilliant! I think you just have to explain these things to them - it is inevitable they will come out with something like this at the most inappropriate times!

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  6. Loling here! The things they come out with!

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  7. oh gosh, i have heard horrible stories with kids swearing after coming home from schools or nurseries, thats awful

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  8. Arr bless *giggles* got to love what kids say :-) x

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  9. I love it !! kids are so funny at times aren't they

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  10. I think you said the right thing, and when she is older you can always explain more. Kids are funny though!

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  11. Sorry but LMAO!!! I nearly spat out my drink HAHA! Awww so innocent! LMAO xx

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  12. I did this as a little one; apparently I confused the work daffodil will dildo and announced this at the dinner table with my nan. She cut her meat into very small pieces and never said a word ;) They're priceless :)

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  13. Oh brilliant, i love the innocence that comes with kids, i wish they didn't have to lose that! xxx

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  14. Hahrrr, ohhh bless just love it .x

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  15. LOL and the problem is you don't want to say there's anything wrong with being a lesbian either.

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  16. Oh bless, that's so sweet. I guess I have that to look forward to!

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  18. Children play with language and it is very amusing until it is your own child. I have a book where I write down all the idiosyncracies so that I can show them to the little one when he isn't so little anymore.

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    1. Great idea. You think that you'll remember these things but you just don't. I use my facebook page to instantly write things they say in case I forget .... and now my blog too!

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  19. Aww bless her! Such innocence x

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  20. My little man is always asking lots of questions and I find it difficult not to give them too much info that just confuses them more.

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  21. I don't have any advice because lesbian seems to be the favourite word of my 6 year old daughter at the moment as well! I gave basically the same explanation you did and hopefully she'll forget about it soon and we'll be on to the next one!

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  22. PMSL! I love this - Kids are so innocent ...
    I was thinking on Cbeebies OMG loooool

    This has made my day, thanks for sharing hun.
    Lotte xo
    Berice Baby - London Lifestyle and Kids Fashion Blogger

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  23. haha oh bless her, I love the innocence of kids. I haven't had this yet with mine and to be honest I wouldn't quite know what to say! x

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  24. That is so funny. We took Eliza to the farm the other day and she pointed to a donkey's willy and said as loud as day "Daddy, that donkey has a bigger willy than you!"

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  25. Hehehe that is so funny - bless

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  26. Hahhaah this is so funny!! x

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  27. it is funny but one day someone might get offended by it. I wish I had some wisdom to share on the matter but coming up empty, sorry :-(

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    1. I think lots of people are far too easily offended these days but it possibly says more about them than the children that has innocently said such things.

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